Vatican News


Pope issues rules to help contemplative women be beacons for world
Jul 22 2016
Pope issues rule to help contemplative women renew their life and mission in the church and the world.

Pope prays for grieving families following terror attack in France
Jul 18 2016
Pope Francis prayed that God may give comfort to grieving families and foil the plans of those who wish to harm others.

Pope calls attack on Nice act of 'blind violence'
Jul 15 2016
Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day celebrations in France, calling it an act of "blind violence."

Experts: Cardinal Sarah’s Mass comments encourage what canon law permits
Jul 12 2016
Father Lombardi said it would be better “to avoid the use of the expression ‘reform of the reform,’" referring to the liturgy.

U.S. and Spanish journalists will lead Vatican press office
Jul 11 2016
Pope Francis named two experienced journalists – including its first female vice director – to lead the Vatican press office.

'Amoris Laetitia' at three months: Communion question still debated
Jul 07 2016
Three months after the publication of Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage and family, bishops around the world are studying practical ways to apply it.

Pray for those who scorn, take advantage of you, pope tells poor
Jul 07 2016
Pray for those responsible for extreme poverty and for priests who ignore those who are hurting, Pope Francis said July 6.

Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome
Jul 06 2016
Meeting the grieving parents of a U.S. student who was found dead in Rome, Pope Francis mourned the death of the teenager.

Pope says critics won't stop him from pursuing vision for church
Jul 06 2016
Pope Francis said he will continue pressing for a church that is open and understanding despite opposition from some clerics who "say no to everything."

Where silence should reign: Pope will pray, not speak, at Auschwitz
Jun 30 2016
During his trip to Poland for World Youth Day, Pope Francis will go to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp alone and say nothing.